Is Van Halen The Next (Off-)Broadway Sensation?

 

via UCR        Well, since the actual band has been dead silent on the West Coast, the Producers of a new Play in New York City have been awfully hard at work.  Eddie and Dave. 

The off-Broadway show will run at the Atlantic Theatre Company from Jan. 10 through Feb. 10. According to the official website it's a:

"raucous retelling of the rise and fall of Pasadena’s most groundbreaking 80s rockers told through the foggy lens of a lonely, out of work MTV-VJ. Eddie and Dave is a gender-bending new play by Amy Staats (Miles for Mary, Atlantic’s Tow Playwright-in-Residence) about hubris, friendship, family, fame, musical genius and what happens when the person you need is the one you find most irritating."

After reading this, two things come to mind. #1) Did they get the rights to use any of the Van Halen music?  #2) Did Eddie Van Halen or David Lee Roth agree to their likeness' being used?

Alas, upon further review: neither the character's last names nor the band Van Halen are directly referenced, most likely due to the unauthorized nature of the show. You have to admit the logo for the show on the website looks a LOT like the hairstyles worn by the singer and guitarist.

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